Commodity prices are bouncing back, but will Asian asset owners now embrace an asset class they have long shunned? And is this the start of a new bull cycle, or a temporary rally?
AsianInvestor spoke to Bill Powell, Asia-Pacific CEO of real asset giant Brookfield Asset Management, about China's big infrastructure project and other opportunities.
The lure of illiquid investments is fading for some institutions in Asia, especially those – such as insurance firms – that moved later into such assets, say industry observers.
JP Morgan PB names Asia chief; Schroders' Taljard relocates, Steven Chua to exit; Sarasin adds Asia UHNW head; UBS expands expat coverage team in Singapore; RBC replaces Asia UHNW head; BNPP IP adds HK retail head; Northern Trust opens Seoul branch; Lioncrest to expand to Singapore; Aviva Investors loses BD director; Iosco sets up Asia-Pacific hub.
As part of his stated goal of creating a more business-friendly environment, the new US president plans to "do a number" on the 2010 Act. How far will he go?
Asian institutions expect to raise their allocations substantially to both alternatives and equities this year, finds a global survey by Natixis Global Asset Management.
Hedge fund charges are now a key focus when it comes to allocation decisions as investors consolidate their portfolios. Yet they still appear optimistic about returns from this asset class.
Wealthy families are not known for their willingness to share information and investment opportunities, but that dynamic is shifting as it gets harder to source good private deals.
Neuberger Berman splits out China team; Fund Channel opens in Singapore; Citi's Russell gets extra HK role; VP Bank on hiring push; Citi poaches Boag from Deutsche; UBS names HK desk head; Julius Baer hires ex-Deutsche duo; Carret Private hires advisers; Indosuez adds RM.
The Chinese insurer plans to buy more European and US real estate, reflecting a trend among mainland institutional investors. But such flows may be set to slow, suggests CBRE.
The biggest hit magnets included stories on AIA's new investment hub and on mandates from Cathay Life and China's NCSSF, and an exclusive look at research on central bank allocations.
Fund houses must get better at active management or offer index products, say industry players. The scale that the Standard Life-Aberdeen merger would bring may facilitate such a move.
Spreads are at historically tight levels, but portfolio managers believe asset allocators would be unwise to throw in the towel just yet.
IFSWF chairman Adrian Orr says there is much that non-sovereign funds can learn from the Santiago Principles, especially in regards to transparency and good governance.
The exchange-traded fund industry has doubled in size to exceed $3.5 trillion in the past four years, raising fears about potential problems. Are they justified?
Among the assets tipped to do well in the Year of the Rooster are high-yield bonds, event-driven hedge funds and Asia-Pacific property. Why? Read on...
In AsianInvestor's fourth prediction for the Year of the Rooster, we give our view on whether more countries will vote to leave the European Union.
Fullerton names China WFOE head; Bank of Singapore opens in DIFC; BNY Mellon appoints Korea chief; Sun Life replaces HK CEO, shuffles team; Insight adds in Australia distribution; NNIP forms responsible investment team; Northern Trust buys UBS fund servicing units.
Number two in AsianInvestor's 10 predictions for the coming Year of the Rooster is: how many rate hikes will the US make this year?
Investors are worried about the risk of a Marine Le Pen victory in France's upcoming election. But Brexit reveals that economics often trumps politics when it comes to asset movements.